FENTON FOCUS PRESENTED BY: FENTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WWW.FENTONMOCHAMBER.COM | 636-717-0200
When purchasing a home, one of the most important factors to consider is neighborhood school quality. Home values increase when they are near quality schools, so savvy buyers will typically search for properties near highly-ranked public schools in order to build long-term equity. Fenton has been named third on the list of top places for families to live in the U.S., based on quality of schools as well as home prices, according to HomeUnion Research Services. For companies looking to expand, areas like Fenton offer a high quality of life with a low cost of living for employers and employees alike. Located within the St. Louis metropolitan area, the city of Fenton has access to the services and advantages provided by the larger metro areas. Thank you to all of the businesses, organizations, city departments, governing bodies, elected officials, and others for all that you do to help make Fenton a great place in which to live, work and play!
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POLICE WARN ABOUT COMMONSCAMS……….. 4
FABICK CELEBRATES 100-YR ANNIVERSARY.... 5
Monday, August 21st at Tapawingo Golf Club see page 7 for details
FACC RECOGNIZES AREA GRADUATES….. 14
“Friday Frenzy” in Olde Towne Fenton at Have A Nice Kitchen
2017 Board of Directors OFFICERS
Scam Warnings from SLCPD
Fabick CAT Celebrates 100 Years
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
2017 Sporting Clay Tournament
PRESIDENT Paul Carcagno - Fortune Insurance 1st Vice President Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty 2nd Vice President Secretary Deb Fruend - Team Activities For Special Kids Treasurer Lori St. Clair - On Target For Profitable Growth
DIRECTORS Scott Borlinghaus - Fabick CAT David Burlis - Express Employment Professionals Dr. Nathan Free - Freedom Chiropractic Ginny Goede - The Jewelry Connection Ellis Hawkins - SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
Congratulations On Your Ribbon Cutting
Laura Roth - UniGroup Rob Schneider - Leader Publications, Inc. Michele Van Tuyl - UniQue Ideas ‘N More Chuck Winkle - Maritz
Good News & Thank You’s
Upcoming Chamber Events
Welcome our Newest Members!
Jim Winslow, Jr. - Sky Zone - Fenton Immediate Past President Lori St. Clair
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS St. Louis County Police Liaison Captain John Wheeler City of Fenton Liaisons Nikki Finkbiner Mayor Josh Voyles Chamber Attorney David Davis, Davis Law LLC
OFFICE STAFF Executive Director
Director of Communications
Events & Membership Administrative Assistant
Angie Kavanaugh Betty Rottler
PINNACLE CLUB| Fabick CAT • • • Grand Rental Station • • • Maritz • • • SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital
St. Louis County Police Warn of Common Scams There are many forms of scams going around and it would be hard to list all of them and their varieties. Most situations create a sense of urgency that make the victim feel the need to act swiftly. Here’s a list of scams you might see or hear: You might receive a call stating your utility
bill is delinquent and asking for a credit card number to prevent service from being shut off. Do not send large sums of money without verifying the information first. Call your utility company directly and verify the information from your account. Most utility companies will send an advanced notice of disconnection by mail.
A caller might claim to be a family member,
often a grandchild, who is in trouble and needs money right away. Common claims are an arrest where bond money is needed, or money needed to replace a missing passport for a family member out of the country. If this happens, contact another family member and ask if this person is out of the country or in jail. Call their bluff. Ask them a question that only close family would know, like the name of a family pet.
The caller claims suspicious activity on a
credit card and that a Social Security and credit card number is needed to unlock the account. Tell the caller you will call them right back after you call the credit card company to verify this information. Scammers don’t want this and you will never hear from them again!
Be savvy when selling items through sites
like Craigslist, especially when buyers are unable to meet in person. Often, buyers will mail a check/money order for a large amount and “realize” they paid too much, claiming an accounting error. They will ask for the funds to be deposited and the overage wired back, sometimes even requesting that a money be kept by the seller for any inconvenience. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If a fraudulent check deposits and the funds are withdrawn before it clears, you will be responsible for replacing all of that money back to the bank.
If you are ever unsure or confused about a situation, feel free call your friendly local St. Louis County Police Precinct and they would love to help you stay safe!
Officer Julia Weston | (636) 349-8120 PINNACLE CLUB| St. Anthony’s Medical Center & Fenton Urgent Care • • • PRESTIGE CLUB| Drury Inn - Fenton
The Fenton Chamber is extremely proud to have Fabick CAT call Fenton “home”! We congratulate Pinnacle Member, Fabick CAT, and the entire Fabick Family on this their Centennial Anniversary. In celebration of Fabick CAT's anniversary, the Fabick family, along with the Fabick Charitable Trust surprised each of these six St. Louis-based Charitable Partners with a $100,000 donation check: The MASTERS, The St. Louis Police Foundation, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts Greater St. Louis Area Council, Wings of Hope, and Segs4Vets. “For 100-years, Fabick Cat has supplied equipment and services that help make progress possible and improve the quality of life in our communities. Since 1917 our motto has always been 'To Ever Serve Our Customers Better.' To this day, these words remain the foundation of our success,” says Doug Fabick, Fabick Cat CEO. Company President, Jeré Fabick, emphasizes that commitment to service also applies to community support. “As a family-owned business spanning five generations, Fabick Cat has a long history of giving back, and today we are honored to affirm this deep commitment to our community by making this $600,000 contribution to our charitable partners.”
PRESTIGE CLUB| Drury Inn & Suites - St. Louis Southwest • • • Hampton Inn - St. Louis Southwest • • • His & Hers Construction, LLC
Multi-Chamber Networking at Sam’s Club! Fenton Chamber members joined CrestwoodSunset Hills Area and Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chambers of Commerce for a networking event, generously hosted by Sam's Club! We also celebrated the kick-off of their annual fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network of St. Louis!
PRESTIGE CLUB| Jim Butler Chevrolet • • • On Target For Profitable Growth • • • Pear Tree Inn - Fenton • • • UniGroup
Monday, August 21st
12:30pm - 2:30pm Tapawingo Golf Club Patio
Mike Polizzi (left) of ABF Security was presented with a special nametag in recognition of his service to the Fenton Chamber as Board President as well as his service to the community as City of Fenton Mayor!
Cost: $15 (under 21) | $25 (21+) Includes: commemorative solar eclipse t-shirt, snacks/pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory-Ballwin, special viewing glasses, and (2) beverage tickets.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event!
PATIO HAS LIMITED CAPACITY REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
PACESETTER CLUB| cHb Advisors, LLC • • • Edward Jones - Sean C. King • • • Edward Jones - Dale E. Roethemeyer
FENTON FOCUS JUNE LUNCHEON - NEW MEMBERS
(left to right): Dale Roethemeyer - FACC Membership Committee, Edward Jones; Mary Jauer - FACC Board, EXIT Elite Realty; Denny Leary - Peak Promotional Group; Karen Cowie - The Becky O’Neil Team (Remax); Chelsey Trost - Prime Light Imaging; Jeannie Braun FACC Executive Director
JULY LUNCHEON - NEW MEMBERS
(left to right): Jeannie Braun - FACC Executive Director; Paul Carcagno - FACC Board, Fortune; Doug Abbott Philly Pretzel Factory; Kim Smith & Bryan Westmoreland -Westmoreland Construction; F&M General Contracting; Dale Roethemeyer - FACC Membership, Edward Jones
AUGUST LUNCHEON - NEW MEMBERS
(left to right): Jeannie Braun - FACC Executive Director; Jon Tubbs & Ann Nickelson - Midwest Clearance Center; Paul Carcagno - FACC Board, Fortune; Mary Jauer FACC Membership Committee, EXIT Elite Realty PACESETTER CLUB| Express Employment Professionals • • • Fortune • • • Jefferson College • • • Westside Personnel Services
Monday, September 25th Time: 12pm - 4:30pm St. Louis Skeet & Trap Club 18854 Franklin Rd. | Pacific, MO 63069
Midwest Clearance Center - Fenton 1316 W. Lark Industrial Dr. | Fenton Phone: 636-600-1603 Contact: Ann Nickelson www.mwbeds.com
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW!
Single Shooter Team of Four Shotgun Rental Available Multiple Sponsorships Available Event Sold Out Last Year! For More Info/Registration: Call 636-717-0200
PARTNER CLUB| American Eagle Credit Union • • • Commerce Bank - Fenton • • • Martin-Jetco Heating & Air Conditioning
Estates at Winding Bluffs
Route 66 Promotions
by McBride & Son Homes
200 13th Street | Fenton MO Phone: 314-440-6270 Patti Thomas, Sales Manager www.mcbridehomes.com
2111 Bentley Plaza, #101 | Fenton Phone: 314-884-1954 Contact: Kyle Mengwasser www.route66promo.com
PARTNER CLUB| PNC Bank - Valley Park • • • Route 66 Promotions • • • SERVPRO of Fenton/South Ballwin
Amp Up Action Park
Philly Pretzel Factory
Race · Play · Drink & Dine
Party Trays · Specialty Items
13901 Manchester Rd | Town & Country Phone: 314-439-8008 Brian Link, Owner www.ampupactionpark.com
14744 Manchester Rd | Ballwin Phone: 636-220-3773 Doug Abbott, Owner www.phillypretzelfactory.com
PARTNER CLUB| Vogel Heating & Cooling • • • COMMITTED CLUB| AUTCOhome Appliances • • • AXIUS Financial - David Adams
COMMITTED CLUB| Bott Radio Network - St. Louis • • • Carrollton Bank • • • Chemistry Multimedia, LLC
‘MEMBER’ Structural Repair Products (SRP) 1804 Larkin Williams Road | Fenton Phone: 636-600-9980 Contact: Kerri Whitener www.srpstl.com
POLO SHIRTS AVAILABLE! Available Sizes: M - XXL Polo Color: Black Available Sizes: S - XXL Polo Color: Blue
COMMITTED CLUB| Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency • • • HealthMarkets Insurance - Jeff Wolf • • • Karen THE Connector
The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce presented 13 high school seniors with scholarships at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, June 7th at Andre’s Banquets & Catering at Sunset Hills Golf Course. Since 1987, the Fenton Chamber has had the privilege of awarding 335 high school graduates with over $275,000 in scholarship funds. This year’s scholarship recipients include: from Rockwood Summit High School – Lauren Bishop, Jacob Burlison, Gianni Carcagno, Rachel Cooper, Clayton Lieberman, McKenna Mitchell, Michaela Murphy, Cody Sehie and Daniel Voss; from Lindbergh High School – Kieran Holbrook; from Northwest High School – Haley Miller and Donnazia Trigg; and from Cor Jesu Academy – Kathleen Curran. Kathleen Curran was awarded the Ginny Goede Scholarship, established in 2002 as a tribute to her untiring dedication to the Chamber, to helping others and to giving back to the community. Kathleen spent the summer before her senior year at Cor Jesu Academy helping build and repair homes in Appalachia; she was also a group leader for the Teen ACTS retreat at Sacred Heart parish. In addition community service, Kathleen was President/Founder of the Spanish Club, Vice President of the History Club and achieved a High Honors Award for her Grade Point Average. Kathleen plans to major in Computer Science, with a specialization in Cyber Security. Her dream job is to work for the government, serving to protect our national security. Kathleen will attend DePauw University in Indiana. Awards were presented by Sean King (Edward Jones), Ginny Goede (The Jewelry Connection) and MO House Rep. Shamed Dogan (District 98). Scholarship Recipients also received an official proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives in recognition of their achievements, including the receipt of a 2017 FACC Scholarship.
COMMITTED CLUB| Mary Jauer - EXIT Elite Realty • • • Midwest BankCentre - Fenton Branch
Thank You... Thank you to the following month’s luncheon sponsors: (June) Edward Jones - Sean C. King; (July) Neighbors Credit Union - Fenton; (August) Advanced Audiology Associates - Dr. Brandi Pettis.
Mercy and St. Anthony's Medical Center have finalized their affiliation details, bringing the south St. Louis County hospital into the Mercy system. St. Anthony's is now Mercy's fifth acute care hospital in the St. Louis region and the third largest hospital across all of Mercy's four-state region. With the completion of this affiliation, Mercy has appointed a new president, Mike McCurry, to lead St. Anthony's. Mike McCurry, Mercy's CEO, will add the St. Anthony's president role to his existing responsibilities. He succeeds Kelly Wetzler, who has been serving as interim CEO since former CEO David Sindelar died in March.
Congratulations to Dale Roethemeyer of Edward Jones as he welcomed the birth of his new granddaughter, Nora! Congratulations to Joel Austin of Two Men And A Garden who has recently taken acquired sole ownership of the company!
Thank you to the following non-profit organizations who participated in our July Luncheon: Canterbury Enterprises, Circle of Concern, DEAF Inc., Feed My People, Next Step for Life Employment Services, St. Louis Arc, Sunnyhill Inc., and Team Activities for Special Kids! Thank you to Philly Pretzel Factory for providing our July luncheon guests with pretzels and dipping sauce samples! Thank you to everyone who has registered to participate or who has contributed in some way to this year’s Golf Tournament… it’s going to be yet another great event! Thank you to those from KP Development, CBRE and Missouri Partnership for attending and speak at our August luncheon, providing us with an update on Fenton Logistics Park and economic development. Thank you to all of our Chamber Members who volunteer their time on a committee within the Fenton Chamber… we recognize your dedication to our programs and truly appreciate your support! Thank you all of our Chamber Members who continually support fellow members by attending Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses, After Hours, Breakfast events, etc.! Thank you to all of our Fenton Chamber Ambassadors who continue to do an excellent job at making guests and new members feel welcomed at events.
1558 S. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63104
Thank you to Sarah Guldalian of Rhino Hyde Productions for speaking about "branding" at our monthly Small Business Success meeting! What an incredibly important topic for every business! COMMITTED CLUB| Rapp Payroll Solutions • • • SAMMY J Balloon Creations • • • State Farm Insurance - Ryan Fico Agency
After Hours/Open House Networking Event Express Employment Professionals of South St. Louis hosted Fenton Chamber members for an After Hours networking event! We enjoyed meeting the staff, visiting with fellow business members, and finding out all that Express has to offer! Thank you to owners, David and Marianne Burlis and your entire staff for inviting us to your office!
COMMITTED CLUB| Stems by Stacy • • • UniQue Ideas ‘N More • • • Verve Design Studio
Upcoming Chamber Events
► Thursday, August 17th—Open House/After Hours Event at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital—4:00PM - 7:00PM
1015 Bowles Avenue | Fenton—Join us for networking, along with six other Chambers of Commerce! You're invited to see what's new at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, plus enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres! Please consider joining us for this After Hours event.
► Monday, August 21st—2017 Golf Tournament & Solar Eclipse Viewing at Tapawingo National Golf Club
13001 Gary Player Drive | Sunset Hills—Golf Tournament: limited space remains for single golfers and foursomes; multiple sponsor opportunities available but limited. Solar Eclipse Viewing: in conjunction with our tournament, we are hosting a "Patio Party" on the patio of Tapawingo Golf Club! All ages are invited to attend: $15 (ages under 21), $25 (ages 21+) - includes a commemorative eclipse t-shirt, pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory, viewing glasses, and (2) beverage tickets… limited capacity - registration required.
► Wednesday, August 23rd—Small Business Success Group | Topic: Profitable Business Growth
1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Join fellow Small Business Owners for another great networking/educational session! This month, our own Lori St. Clair of On Target For Profitable Growth will be giving her first-hand account and success story of profitable business growth. Coffee & pastries will be provided. If you plan to attend, please register via www.fentonmochamber.com/events.
► Thursday, August 24th—”CHAMBER 101: Get the Most Out of Membership” at FACC Office—8:00AM - 9:00AM
1400 S. Highway Drive | Fenton—Enjoy coffee and pastries while our team highlights the many benefits of Chamber membership, including tools and ways to maximize participation. You will leave the meeting with a better understanding about what the Chamber is, what we do, and how you can utilize opportunities offered by the Chamber to grow business and cultivate business relationships. This event is complimentary to attend; we just ask that you please RSVP via www.fentonmochamber.com/events.
► Monday, September 4th—Chamber Office Closed All Day for Labor Day Holiday ► Wednesday, September 6th—Membership Luncheon at Andre’s West Banquet Center—11:00AM - 1:00PM
211 S. Old Highway 141 - Fenton | Sponsored by: SSM Health St. Clare Hospital—Program Topic: NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY! Dr. Debbie Bennett, Director of Breast Imaging Services for SSM Health, will provide an update on Screening Mammography for 2017. She will also include information on men and breast cancer as well as the women in their lives. $20 Members | $25 Non-Members/Guests
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNERSHIP MEMBER??? CONTACT THE FENTON CHAMBER… CALL 636-717-0200!
Join us in welcoming our newest Chamber members by patronizing their businesses or referring their business. Chamber membership reflects business integrity and demonstrates a commitment to the community. 026 Bar & Grill
Estates at Winding Bluffs
515 Gravois Rd | Fenton Phone: 636-343-2055 Contact: Cindy Foley
200 13th Street | Fenton Phone: 314-440-6270 Contact: Patti Thomas www.mcbridehomes.com
Under New Ownership!
Alexander Tire & Automotive 1866 Larkin Williams Dr | Fenton Phone: 314-843-8855 Contact: Michael Alexander www.alexandertire.com
Connect Church St. Louis 1779 Springdale Blvd | Fenton Phone: 636-633-2776 Contact: Chris Perstrope www.connectchurchstl.com Referred by: Stephen Burton - Waterproof Solutions
The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC 7409 Manchester Rd | St. Louis Phone: 314-932-5573 Contact: Melissa Quinlan Leavy www.leavyelderlaw.com Referred by: Linda Marshall - Mutual of Omaha
F & M General Contracting 1799 Smizer Station Rd | Fenton Phone: 314-713-2900 Contact: Frank Melton www.fandmgeneralconstruction.co Referred by: Farmers Insurance - Sparks Agency
The Becky Oâ€™Neill Team Karen Cowie, Realtor
2590 Gladiator Dr | Fenton Phone: 314-541-4546 karen.beckyoneill.com
Loweâ€™s Home Centers, Inc. at Fenton Gravois Bluffs
1 Gravois Bluffs Plaza Dr | Fenton Phone: 636-349-9064 Contact: John Turner www.lowes.com
Maitland & Associates, LLC American Family Insurance
1753 Smizer Station Rd | Fenton Phone: 314-378-3320 Contact: Andrea Maitland
by McBride & Son Homes
Midwest Clearance Center 1316 West Lark Industrial Dr | Fenton Phone: 636-600-1603 Contact: Ann Nickelson www.mwbeds.com
Peak Promotional Group 112 Mound Street | Fenton Phone: 314-432-7700 Contact: Denny Leary www.peakpromotionalgroup.com
Philly Pretzel Factory 14744 Manchester Rd | Ballwin Phone: 636-220-3773 Contact: Doug Abbott www.phillypretzelfactory.com
Structural Repair Products (SRP) 1804 Larkin Williams Rd | Fenton Phone: 636-600-9980 Contact: Kerri Whitener www.srpstl.com Referred by: Stephen Burton - Waterproof Solutions
Tech Support, Inc. Eureka, MO 63025 Phone: 314-713-1789 Contact: Bob Esterlein www.techsupportmo.com
Westmoreland Construction & Repair High Ridge MO 63049 Phone: 636-485-3714 Contact: Bryan Westmoreland Referred by: Angela Reynolds - U.S. Bank
Waterproof Solutions 1804 Larkin Williams Rd | Fenton Phone: 636-600-9980 Contact: Kerri Whitener Referred by: Kerri Whitener - SRP
Thank You for Renewing! Accounting Solutions Group St. Louis ∙ Allstate-Kuhn Agency ∙ America’s Incredible Pizza Around Fenton Coupon Magazine ∙ Balls-n-Strikes - Fenton ∙ The Bedroom Store - Fenton Bender, Inc. ∙ Bethesda Health Group ∙ Bi-State Landscape Supply ∙ Bill Dye Plumbing/GMP Bill Siebert - Siebert Agency ∙ Cardinal Vending ∙ City of Fenton ∙ CJS Roofing Company, LLC CrossFit Xtra Mile ∙ Delmar Gardens Meramec Valley ∙ Denny Dennis ∙ Emmenegger Enterprises Environmental Restoration ∙ Erb Equipment Co ∙ Fairfield Inn by Marriott ∙ Fenton Sew & Vac Fibrenew of Southwest St. Louis ∙ Friendship Village of Sunset Hills ∙ Hat Trick Consultants Have A Nice Kitchen ∙ The International Companies ∙ Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes Kadean Construction Co ∙ Keller Williams Southwest - Josh Voyles ∙ Line-X of Jefferson County Liquid Spirits ∙ Lynn Hahn Graphics ∙ MCA Management Company ∙ McDonald’s - Valley Park Meramec Heights Collision Center ∙ Mercy Clinic Family Medicine ∙ Mercy Clinic Pediatrics Murphy Carpet ∙ Nooter/Eriksen, Inc. ∙ NWO IT Services ∙ Ontime Express, Inc. ∙ PRIDESTAFF ProPack Packaging ∙ RamAir, Inc. ∙ Reliance Bank ∙ Riley SPence & Assoc. ∙ St. Louis Soccer Park The Studio Corner ∙ Supply Concepts, Inc. ∙ Two Men And A Garden ∙ Valley Park Welding Vivian Company ∙ Web Design by Knight ∙ Weis Comfort Systems, Inc. ∙ Wolff Shoe Company
Karen THE Connector - Committed Member
FENTONFOCUS Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce 1400 South Highway Drive, Suite 99 Fenton MO 63099 (636) 717-0200 (636) 717-0214 Fax www.fentonmochamber.com
Membership Luncheon Wed. September 6th
11:00am (check-in) | 11:30 - 1:00pm Andreâ€™s West Banquet Center
211 S. Old Highway 141 | Fenton MO NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY! Dr. Debbie Bennett, Director of Breast Imaging Services for SSM Health, will provide an update on Screening Mammography for 2017. Dr. Bennett will include information on men and breast cancer as well as the women in their lives. * $5 late fee for registrations made after Friday, Sept. 1st *
$20 members; $25 guests Please RSVP for this event by calling 636.717.0200 or register & pay online.
CHAMBER 101 Get the Most Out of Your Membership!
Thursday, August 24th 8:00am - 9:00am 1400 South Highway Drive Suite 99, Fenton MO 63099 Are you a new member of the Chamber? New contact for an existing member? Not yet a member and wanting to learn more? Find out all that the Fenton Chamber has to offer, including programs, opportunities and events! Think you know all that the Chamber has to offer? THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!!! Coffee/pastries provided
This event is complimentary. Please direct your reservations to the Chamber Office at (636) 717-0200.